Kupchick honors sixth grade essay contest winners

State Representative Brenda Kupchick (R-132 Fairfield) held a ceremony at the Pequot Library to honor sixth grade winners of her Fourth Annual Essay on March 29.

All public and private schools with 6th grade students in the town of Fairfield were invited to participate in the National Women’s History Month contest by writing a 300-word essay on the topic, “Important Women in Connecticut’s History and How Their Contributions to the State and Nation Affect Me.”

Each student was asked to focus on one notable Connecticut woman, detailing her life and accomplishments and what those accomplishments mean to them. The students read their essays and received an official state citation from the Connecticut General Assembly and a check from Fairfield County bank.

“My hope was for students to have an opportunity to learn about the many significant women who have made a difference by standing up to conventional attitudes in our state,” Rep. Kupchick said.

One winner and runner-up was chosen by each school and were invited along with their family members and school staff to a Saturday ceremony at the Pequot Library.

The winners and runners up were:

Fairfield Woods Middle School

Winner: Jillian Hetherman “Lillian Vernon”

Runner-up: Jon Gladstone “Donna Lopiano”

Roger Ludlowe Middle School

Winner: Rose Luczaj “Madeleine L’engle”

Runner-up: Olivia Burdo “Mabel Osgood Wright”

Tomlinson Middle School

Winner: Grace Rhatigan “Prudce Crandall”

Runner-Up: Andrew Conklin “Edythe Gaines”

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

Winner: Ava Golden “Martha Franklin”

Runner-up: Anna Paulmann “Rebecca Lobo”

Assumption Holy Family School

Winner: Sebastian Machado “Katherine Hepburn”

Runner-up: Maika Millen “Joan Joyce”

Kupchick thanked Spic and Span Market for donating the refreshments for the ceremony and Fairfield County Bank for sponsoring the event.

Back Row: Meg Tiley, Principal of Roger Ludlowe Middle School, Dr. Gary Rosato, principal of Fairfield Woods, JoAnn Sterling, Fairfield County Bank, Jessica Gerber, Board of Education, Dr. David Title, Superintendent of Schools; in front row: runner-up- Olivia Burdo, winner- Rose Luczaj from Ludlowe, winner- Jillian Hetherman runner-up- Jon Gladstone from Fairfield Woods, winner- Sebastian Machado and runner Maika Millen from Assumption. Missing from the photo are: Missing from photo winner- Grace Rhatigan and runner-up- Andrew Conklin from Tomlinson Middle School and winner- Ava Golden and runner-up- Anna Paulmann from St. Thomas Aquinas.

Back Row: Meg Tiley, Principal of Roger Ludlowe Middle School, Dr. Gary Rosato, principal of Fairfield Woods, JoAnn Sterling, Fairfield County Bank, Jessica Gerber, Board of Education, Dr. David Title, Superintendent of Schools; in front row: runner-up- Olivia Burdo, winner- Rose Luczaj from Ludlowe, winner- Jillian Hetherman runner-up- Jon Gladstone from Fairfield Woods, winner- Sebastian Machado and runner Maika Millen from Assumption. Missing from the photo are: Missing from photo winner- Grace Rhatigan and runner-up- Andrew Conklin from Tomlinson Middle School and winner- Ava Golden and runner-up- Anna Paulmann from St. Thomas Aquinas.

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